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Full text of "The Dynasts : Parts First And Second"

THE DYNASTS                    ACT x
SCENE   II
THE ROUTE BETWEEN LONDON AND PARIS
A view now nocturnal, now diurnal, from on high over the Straits of Dover, and stretching from city to city. By night Paris and London seem each as a little swarm of lights surrounded by a halo ; by day as a confused glitter of white and grey. The Channel between them is as a mirror reflecting the sky, brightly or faintly, as the hour may be.
SPIRIT OF THE PITIES
What mean these couriers shooting shuttlewise To Paris and to London, turn and turn ?
RUMOURS (chanting in antiphons)
The aforesaid tidings from the minister, spokesman in Englands cause to states afar,
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Traverse the waters borne by one of such; and thereto Bonaparte s responses are :
" The principles of honour and of truth which  ever actuate the sender s mind
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"Herein are written largely !    Take our thanks: we read that this conjuncture undesigned
Unfolds felicitous means of showing you that still our eyes are set, as yours, on peace,
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